Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Where: Rogers Center, Edmonton, Alberta
When: September 21st, 8:00 p.m. ET
The Stars opened their battle for Lord Stanley with a 4-1 win over the Bolts on Saturday night. Goals from Joel Hanley (his first of the playoffs), Jamie Oleksiak, Joel Kiviranta and Jason Dickinson (an empty netter) gave the underdogs first blood in the best-of-seven series.
Tampa outshot Dallas 36-20 and outhit their opponent 56-50 as well, but couldn’t find very many quality chances. The Stars also blocked 26 shots, and will continue to use their bodies to get in the way of a more skilled Lightning team.
Will these trends continue on Monday night? We’ll find out once the puck drops, but the Bolts are also likely to hit the ice again without captain Steven Stamkos.
Per usual, Jon Cooper does not reveal anything regarding his lineup tonight, specifically about Steven Stamkos, who was out on the ice late, along with Zach Bogosian, typically something done by scratches #TBLightning #GoBolts— Lightning Insider (@Erik_Erlendsson) September 21, 2020
Though there are rumors of his return before the end of the series, it seems unlikely he dresses tonight.
Here are the odds and bet splits for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dallas Stars: -143 (24% handle, 42% bets)
Tampa Bay Lightning: +123 (76% handle, 58% bets)
Over 5 goals: (49% handle, 54% bets)
Under 5 goals: (51% handle, 46% bets)
Dallas Stars +1.5, -220: (30% handle, 47% bets)
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 +180: (70% handle, 53% bets)
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